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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mark Penn's Political Poison

The mark of a world-class horse's ass is not just engineering a colossal defeat out of all the elements of victory, as he did with Hillary Clinton's candidacy, but to keep pestering us with his expertise, as Mark Penn is now doing in praising the Britney Spears-Paris Hilton ad of the McCain campaign.

"Fair or not," Penn pontificates, "as advertising it did its job: It used humor, stuck viewers with memorable images and created a debate."

After the autopsy of his botched management of the Clinton campaign in the current Atlantic, Penn should be skulking off to pitch some banana republic to replace his lobbying work for Colombia, which finally got him fired as Hillary's mastermind.

But Penn is obviously still frustrated enough by his failure to smear Obama enough in the primaries to be cheerleading for the Republicans to continue the work and justify his genius for poisoning the political process.

Or maybe it's just that Obama isn't doing enough to raise money for the Clinton campaign to pay off its debts to him for his monumental service.

1 comment:

Ravinder Makhaik said...

Penn is definitely needing his cash paid up, otherwise why would he bother to praise McCain's ad campaign.